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Chalkware Rabbits for the Spring Season

Rabbits: A Spring Chalkware Tradition

Winter is near an end. Which means the weather is warming, the sun is shining, and the snow is melting to prepare the soil to sprout flowers and plants. This also means that we prepare for the Easter holiday and the rabbits begin to hop READ MORE »

Premier Numbers 2015

Reserve Your 2015 Premier Numbers Today

Premier Number Weekend is quickly approaching. Each year, Judi designs a collection of Chalkware Santas that are both historic and beautiful. Every piece that is painted—since we started Vaillancourt Folk Art in 1984—is numbered in the order in which it's completed (learn how to identify READ MORE »

Christkindl

The Legend & Lore of Christkindl

The Christkindl (Christ Child) figure, as a gift giver, was introduced by Martin Luther in Germany during the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century. Because the doctrine of the reformation believed that praying to Saints was idol worship, the gift giver, St. Nicholas was replaced READ MORE »

Vaillancourt Folk Art

Legends & Lore: A New Chalkware Club

Judi Vaillancourt is proud to present her newest Chalkware Club, "Legends & Lore." You have, of course, heard of Santa Claus and St. Nicholas. But do you know Ashen Klaus, Weihnachtsforman or Zwarte Piet? These are just a few of the Christmas gift givers that READ MORE »

Exclusive Monticello Santa

Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello Exclusive Santa

American history buff? Fan of architecture? Christmas lover? Thomas Jefferson certainly would be with the 2014 Exclusive Monticello™ Santa which just hit the shelves from the Monticello Shop in Charlottesville, Virginia. The piece features the Jefferson homestead during winter on the back of this period Santa. In READ MORE »

Ghouly Girl and Skeleton Girl

The Girls Are Ready for Halloween

Each year on Halloween, girls and boys find the perfect outfit and begin the trek up and down the streets of the neighborhood in order to find the best treats. At Vaillancourt Folk Art, the Ghouly Girl made that trek alone last year in the READ MORE »

New Vault Collection for 30th Anniversary

Vault: 30th Anniversary Edition

In 2006, we moved our production studios from the farmhouse on Armsby Road into the Manchaug Mills. During this move, bins of old chalkware that Gary had been squirreling away were found. These pieces have been made available through the Vault Collection. In conjunction with READ MORE »

Vaillancourt/Byers Christmas Shopper Caroler

New Byers/Vaillancourt Shopper Caroler

In 2013, Joyce Byers and Judi Vaillancourt sat down to develop a product that merged two of America's last domestic Christmas traditions. The result was a Byers' Choice Santa holding three Vaillancourt Chalkware pieces at different stages of paint. This year, continuing to work together, Judi READ MORE »